When Ophelia Shields was born on 26 February 1872, in Simpsonville, Upshur, Texas, United States, her father, Thomas Jefferson Shields, was 36 and her mother, Nancy Ascenath Johnson, was 25. She had at least 3 sons and 6 daughters with Gabriel Emily Lemmond. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Upshur, Texas, United States in 1900 and Pittsburg, Camp, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 19 September 1967, in Mount Pleasant, Titus, Texas, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Perryville Cemetery, Perryville, Wood, Texas, United States.
English: variant of Shield 1 (and perhaps occasionally 2, 3, and 4) with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s. In the plural form, the surname may also be topographic, for someone who lived in or near some huts, or habitational, from a place so named, such as North Shields (Northumberland) and South Shields (Durham), though these are unlikely to be the main sources of the surname.
Irish: shortened form of O'Shields , an alternative Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Siadhail; see Shiel .